McKinley Mustang Newsletter

May 31st - June 4th

A Note From Mrs. Larson

HI Wonderful families.

Can you believe that we are in the last week of school? We are grateful for all that we have learned, for the ways we came together as a community, and for the hope of a new year to come.

Our teachers have planned many fun activities for your students throughout the final school days that spark joy, provide some closure for their students, and begin to build some excitement for next year! Please continue to help us all stay safe with frequent hand washing, masking, and distancing.

Petaluma City Schools will be back to full in-person instruction for 2021-22! Students will come back for the first day of school on August 17th. More information to come! Stay up-to-date by following PCS on social media or going to our district website at

Thank you again for your resilience, patience, compassion, and dedication this year.

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Larson

End of the Year Family Survey!

Hi, Wonderful Families; with all that is going on, I would love it if you could take a minute to fill out a survey. Every year I ask Stakeholders to fill out a survey to make McKinley the best school And community that it can be. Attached is the link to our survey.

McKinley Survey 2021

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Petaluma City Schools will be back to full in-person instruction for 2021-22! Students will come back for the first day of school on August 17th for traditional calendar schools and July 22nd for year-round schools (Penngrove and Mary Collins at Cherry Valley). More information to come! Stay up-to-date by following us on social media or going to our website at
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On the last day of school students can pick up lunches on the tables outside of their classes, lunches will not be delivered to classes on the last day. Additional community options supporting food security include:

  • Petaluma Bounty
  • (707) 775-3663
  • Petaluma Kitchen
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • (707) 765-6530
  • 900 Hopper Street Petaluma
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank - Food Finder
  • Call the Food Connections office and get a referral to a local food distribution source as well as get help applying for CalFresh.
  • (707) 523-7903
  • M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Text FOOD Program
  • Text the word FOOD or COMIDA to 707-353-6333
  • You will be asked to reply, “1” for Meals or “2” for Groceries
  • Follow the prompt, send a text specifying the City or zip code you're in
  • Receive up-to-date information about the free food options close by
  • Interfaith Pantries - Free groceries

    Saturday morning pantry between 10:30 AM & Noon
    United Church of Christ, located at 825 Middlefield Dr. (Google maps link)
    Tuesday evening pantry5:30 PM
    Petaluma Community Center, North parking lot, 320 North McDowell Blvd. (Google maps link)
    Thursday evening pantry
    5:30 PM
    Elim Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, at the corner of Baker & Stanley Streets (Google maps link)

    At A Glance


    June 2nd @5:00 pm - 8th Grade Promotion and Celebration

    June 3rd @ 5:00 pm - 6th Grade Promotion and Celebration!

    June 4, the Last Day of School.

    June 14 - Summer School, TK-2nd Grades, through July 30th

    Stay Connected with Your Fellow McKinley Families this Summer

    Did you know we have parent Facebook groups for each grade? Join and stay in touch with other parents this summer. Plan play dates, get the scoop on teachers, and get all your McKinley questions answered!

    See the full list of groups here

    Show Your McKinley Pride with Spirit Wear

    Let everyone at the playground and grocery store know you're a McKinley family this summer. We have different varieties of shirts, bags, and even phone cases available on our Teespring site.

    Get your gear now!

    BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

    Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

    Follow the full instructions here
    to get started!

    Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.